by Kathy Loya
It was my first year of being the registrar for our 32nd Annual Biggest Little Car Show. I
collected registration money, kept track of it all on a spreadsheet as it was received. This
spreadsheet was the file to be used for a “mail merge” when it was time to send out the
confirmation letters. “This will be easy” I thought to myself as I prepared to send out those
confirmations. Not as easy as I thought it would be. Our internet was not working properly, which meant no
WiFi and no communication between computer and printer. I finally got fed up, called AT&T, and got the
problem solved. I did the mail merge, printed those confirmations and thought “all done”! Then I noticed
some confirmations didn’t come out right….great. I thought I had gotten them all fixed, but no, I missed one
(that I know of). Richard Hohas, Entry #8. He has a 1964 ½ convertible mustang. I listed it as a 1947
mustang!! I had to re-do some of the confirmations on the mail merge, as some weren’t merging properly.
One of them being Richard’s. The year didn’t merge right and I had 1947 on a couple confirmations, including
the right one. So I re-printed them a 3rd time, looked them over and all looked good, but I had missed
Richard’s, which is the reason I was presented with this award.